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El Tabano

Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
+52 984 134 8725
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“red chicken” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (70 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 661 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cheladas, taquitos, pescado fresco , margaritas, anything you order from the menu its amazing and it goes crazy your mouth if you order anything spicy !!!! be careful but you will have a blast

Thank Arianna G
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was across our hotel the day we arrived and that's how we found it. They have a changing menu on a chalkboard for the meals they prepare daily.Needless to say all local ingredients .Mexican food inspired on the European I would say. The...More

Thank Marita F
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our family visit to this restaurant. It seemed very quiet but we were there before 9pm. Anyone eating elsewhere missed out on fabulous red chicken, coconut crunchy prawns and the meat-balls in a secret sauce...

Thank pagdrebl0w
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and totally loved the food, especially their home-made chilli sauces - truly the best we've tried during our holiday here in Mexico! Lovely and friendly staff. One of the rather cheaper places to go at Tulum beach side.

Thank Maximilian M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Whatever secret sauce they put in the pollo rojo- it works. I am compelled to come here every time I visit Tulum as if an addict requiring his fix. It's that good. I came to El Tabano two years back to photograph the restaurant for...More

Thank mattdutile
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This restaurant exceeded our expectations, and offered many authentic Yucateca cuisine experiences. All dishes had a bit of something special going on in the spices, presentation, and authenticity. I highly recommend El Tabano!

Thank LisaEPNW
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

After one day trip in hot mexican Tulum area we accidentaly came to this restaurant just have some nice mango juice and took gazpacho by accident and it was so delicious and refreshing-well done!! Very nice music and service also very nice and smilling..open kitchen...More

Thank Ivana T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped at El Tabano for lunch during one of the days we were in Tulum on our honeymoon. And I'm glad we did! It's a casual restaurant - you can see the staff cooking your food while you sit. And the food and the...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A friend recommended El Tabano from her experience there many years ago and I'm happy to say that it is still there and the food was delicious! We sat near the front of the restaurant and loved the open air feeling. It was pretty busy...More

Thank clk02043
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We liked El Tabano and had a tasty lunch there but we thought it was a bit expensive and didn't blow our minds, maybe we ordered the wrong things though. We had quacamole salad - good, and chicken roja which our waitress recommended. It was...More

Thank Dan T
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30 December 2014|
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Response from Misterpepito | Reviewed this property |
Correct. El Tabano is a restaurant and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Tulum Km. 7, Tulum 77766, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 8725
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Inmersed in a lushious garden in the jungle side, El Tábano is a favorite amongst neighbors and visitors alike. Serving homemade flavor infused with regional character, and a touch of the chefs personality into each dish- it is a true experience of all senses.Family warmth, exquisite taste, fresh and creative food prepared right in front of you . And if you like to take the recepies, just come into our kitchen and live the joy of cooking with us.The staff is always happy to share the secrets in exchange of a smile.
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